May 29, 2024

Assistant Professor in Residence

  • University of Connecticut
  • Stamford, CT, USA
Full time Psychology

Job Description

INTRODUCTION

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is pleased to invite applications for a faculty position in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the Stamford Campus. The Department of Psychological Sciences is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. UConn Stamford is an urban campus at the center of one of Fairfield County’s robust business communities, just 45 minutes from New York, which gives students ample opportunities for internships and careers. The campus serves 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including many first-generation college students. It offers 15 undergraduate majors, including Psychological Sciences, Sociology, Digital Media and Design, and Communication. The candidate for this position will join three full-time Psychological Science faculty at the Stamford campus.

The successful candidate should engage with the unique opportunities provided by the Stamford campus but will also have opportunities to interact with colleagues at all University of Connecticut campuses. Candidates with background and teaching experience in different fields are welcome to apply. We especially encourage candidates with experience in Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Psychology to apply. The successful candidate will teach seven undergraduate courses per academic year and work closely with the Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office in maintaining a caseload of advisees. The successful candidate may elect opportunities to engage in local, departmental, or university-wide service. The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, innovative courses, and instruction methods, and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement the commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  1. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, or a related field conferred by August 23, 2024.
  2. Evidence of excellence in teaching.
  3. Experience and/or willingness to teach research methods.
  4. Experience in advising or mentoring undergraduate students.
  5. A commitment to fostering and supporting diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Applicants must provide a teaching portfolio documenting these experiences and commitment to be considered.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  1. Distinguished ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience in psychology.
  2. Ability to teach in the following instructional areas of the discipline is desirable: Clinical and Social Psychology, Drugs and Behavior, Learning, Psychology of Language, Psychology of Memory.
  3. Evidence of excellence in advising or mentoring undergraduates.
  4. Evidence of an ability to continue previous research activity and/or engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning as it relates to psychology. 

APPOINTMENT TERMS 

This a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position at the Stamford Campus that may lead to long-term multi-year contracts. This position has an anticipated start date of August 23, 2024. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27655 and submit the following application materials:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Letter of Interest;
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • 3 letters of reference.
  • OPTIONAL: Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.);

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. For questions, please contact Lori Gresham at [email protected]. For more information regarding the Department of Psychological Sciences, please visit the department website at https://psych.uconn.edu/. For Stamford campus information, please visit https://stamford.uconn.edu/.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

Employer

University of Connecticut

Department

Psychological Sciences

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